Lhakpa Sherpa has reached the summit of Mt. Everest seven times and counting.
A 7-Eleven employee based in Connecticut has set a world record for being the first woman to scale Mount Everest seven times. In doing so she broke her own previous record for the most summits of Mt. Everest by a woman.
According to the New York Post, Nepalese-born Lhakpa Sherpa, 43, reached the 29,035-foot summit of Mt. Everest for the seventh time on Friday, May 20.
Sherpa worked as a porter and kitchen hand for mountaineering expeditions in her youth before becoming a climber. Following her sixth summit in 2006, she retired from climbing before deciding to make a comeback.
Sherpa, in March, said she planned to climb Everest twice this season. She has said she aims to beat the record held by male climber Apa Sherpa, which stands at 21 total summits.